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Old 08-01-2010, 02:01 PM   #1
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Unhappy seizure

What are the signs of having a seizure during the seizure and after it.
i been feeling very werid during it and after it's all done. Is it normal
to loose your memory after the event? I had two days of this i had
after of each seizure i been loosing my balance. Should i sleep after each
seizure if i feel tried after?
would really like to have someone write back on this post.

 
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Old 08-01-2010, 04:41 PM   #2
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Re: seizure

becky254: Yes, you will lose your memory after the seizure. You'll know you've had one if you've bitten your tongue or lower lip. I knew I was having them when I'd find my water bottle crushed during the middle of the night and woke up soaked.

Sometimes you will tug at your clothes or mumble or get a blank stare. Has anyone ever witnessed what you do? You will feel tired after one and sleep is needed.

How old are you? Are your meds controlling the seizures? Evidently not if you're writing here. What do you take?

My seizures aren't controlled and are caused by menopause and estrogen dominance. Depending on your age I'd recommend getting your hormones checked by an endocrinologist and see if you're estrogen dominant. Hormones control your brain more than you know.

When are these happening? See if they happen right before, during and after your menstrual cycle. Keep a log of them on a calendar and also see if they coincide with the new moon and the full moon.

Look up Catamenial Epilepsy on the web and see what it says and what the triggers are. I hope you're not driving with all this going on. I drove and ended up crashing my car.

Look up some more of my posts for more info that I've shared.

 
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Old 08-01-2010, 06:10 PM   #3
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What causes out of rhythm electrical from the brain after my body having a big jolt today?? I am not under meds that control seizures yet. I am only 28 years old. It scared me after that happend to me. I am seeing my neurology doctor soon just need to get a time for me to see them. My thinking and spelling is off from this as well.
please write back to help me find out what is going on.

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Old 08-01-2010, 06:33 PM   #4
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Re: seizure

Becky254: There are MANY triggers for seizures. Probably more for women than for men. Stress, lack of sleep, hormones, MSG, fluorescent lights, chemical smells, electromagnetic fields ( cell phones, cordless phones, nintendo, video games, TV, computers) allergies, red meat, lesions or scars on the brain, brain injuries, caffeine, and more.

When you go to the neuro they're going to do an EEG and an MRI to see what's going on in the brain. They might set you up with a 24 hr EEG pack to take home and wear so they can record the brain activity.

Be careful of the meds they put you on. Some of them have bad side-effects. I got a rash from dilantin. Make sure they don't put you on alot of them together. I know someone who was on 21 pills a day and she was a walking zombie. They make you tired because they're trying to slow the brain down.

I would see an endocrinologist and get your hormones tested. Your PCP and neuro won't do it because they think it's a waste of time and money and they just want to give you a pill and send you on your way.

Since you're 28 it is VERY possible that you could have hormone upsets going on. Some women can start perimenopause as early as 30. Be persistant with the doctor and tell them you want a hormone study done. I'll bet they'll refuse it and that's why I'm telling you to see an endocrinologist. I'm currently seeing a Neuro-endocrinologist. He deals with the neuro and the endo at the same time.

I know it's scary and it is definitely life changing. I can't drive anymore since I had my accident and I can't get my license back until I'm 6 mo. seizure free. Meds don't work for me. They don't work because it's hormonal!!!!! I told them 5 years ago it was hormones and they didn't believe me and now they do.

You want to make sure there's nothing else going on in your brain, like tumors, so you need the EEG and MRI to make sure of that.

See if you can have your neurotransmitters tested and get a toxic and non-toxic element test done to see if you're low on stuff like magnesium. It'll test for stuff in your body like lead. You might want to find out about taking Vit B6 and B12 which help with the nervous system as well. What were you doing when you had the seizure? Who was with you?

There are many types of seizures. Some are Grand Mal, petit mal, complex partial, simple partial, nocturnal and more. Some people just have them in their sleep. Do you grind your teeth when you're sleeping?

Stay in touch, gotta go now

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Old 08-02-2010, 07:12 AM   #5
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hello,
i have already had my neurotransmitters tested they came out normal. I was relaxing and playing on computer when the seizure happend to me. i got two scars yesturday one of the seizure my muscles where twiching/jerking in my legs, arms, chest, and had this werid feeling on my head and after that my hole body joited after that. I ended up having a big headache and felt really tried after that one. The other scar was my neck joited and a long with that i had muscle issues again. When i have those seizure i am alone at home when i have them. Other times i am at my day program when it's just my muscles that are twiching like crazy and i don't like it.

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Re: seizure

Becky254: I think I might have mentioned it somewhere but I'll say it again just in case. Get your magnesium levels checked. The twitching could be a magnesium deficiency. Get some supplements and see if it goes away. If you drink coffee or caffeine, the caffeine reduces the magnesium in your body. Also try eating dark chocolate and nuts and more fish, like salmon.

Your body will know when you've got enough magnesium because you'll end up with loose stools.

When I have a seizure it tightens my muscles too. It's the spasm. I also take extra B6 and B12 to help with the nervous system.

 
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